Stories

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

See our Student Writing Book 2016 here: Student Writing Book 2016

58 A New Beginning

"Thank you for my new life!"

 

Alejandra’s Testimony

Almost six years ago I came to Auckland from Christchurch looking for work after I lost my job due to the Christchurch earthquake. The first place that I rang was the Crowne Plaza Hotel. I got an interview for a position as a room attendant. The day of the interview, while I was waiting for the h...

 

Vai's success story

Vai first found out about adult literacy when his workplace, Ritchies Coachlines, offered drivers a literacy programme with Literacy North Shore. Vai could speak English quite well, but he could not always understand what passengers were saying. Other tasks, like filling out accident forms, insuranc...

 

Terrene gained self-esteem

Please read this carefully - because you can. For many thousands of Aucklanders, born here or recent arrivals, it will be a struggle. Adults who have difficulties with reading, writing or 'rithmetic need help - and helping them would be a massive boost to our region and our economy. Rowena Orejana r...

 

Apprentice thriving with literacy support

Adrian is an adult apprentice electrician who admits he has struggled with his off-job course work.   Now with one-to-one assistance from Literacy Waitakere there’s nothing stopping him. Adrian’s early primary school years were interrupted by extensive surgery to one of his legs, added to thi...